Today I found some treasures that were buried in an old trunk and thought I would share some of them with you!
When my Dad moved from the home where I grew up to be closer to me and my sister, he decided to let us take some things that we wanted to keep. One of the things I chose was an old trunk that had been in my Grandmother Kough’s spare bedroom.
The trunk is pretty old and not in great shape, but has a ton of character. It has been in our family room, but I decided I wanted to change things up a bit and had my husband and son carry it to the living room yesterday.
This morning I decided to go through the contents – things that my mother had kept to be passed down to the next generation. I’ve gone through the trunk before, but it seems that each time, I find something new! Here are a few of those treasures –
A beautiful portrait of my Grandmother Hoffman, a lock of hair inside a book with an inscription from 1889, a picture of my Grandmother Hoffman’s high school class, and my father’s 3rd grade report card!
My Grandma and Grandpa Kough’s marriage license from 1914 and adorable pink ruffled baby shoes that were mine when I was just a wee babe!
This beautiful stretch rhinestone bracelet – from my Grandmother Kough! She had the best style! I remember playing dress up in her bedroom and trying on all of her fabulous jewelry, shoes, and hats!
A picture of my mom in a pile of straw when she was a teen and a beautiful sterling filagree ring with a bright pink stone.
Some fun playing cards and a picture of my Grandmother Kough and her sisters from the late 1800’s.
Bow ties that were my dad’s from the 1950’s and a music writing book where he transposed hymns from piano to trombone.
A photo of me as a flower girl in my older cousin’s wedding. I think I was two here!
The actual dress I wore in the above picture! I soooo hope I have a granddaughter some day!
A watch given to my Grandmother Hoffman from her grandfather while she was in college at Shippensburg. She graduated in 1921. As you can see from the above picture, my mother left detailed notes for me on these treasures so I would know their history.
Even this little stone from her senior class trip has a note taped to it!
I’m so glad she left notes with these treasures and I want to be sure to do the same for my boys! I found so many other wonderful things that you may see incorporated in my decor very soon! For now, I need to clean up the mess in my living room – that trunk was FULL!
Hope you are having a great week!